BRUSSELS, September 6, 2005 ( – A pro-family group has organized a march to protest a Belgian Parliament draft proposal to legalize homosexual adoption. Although Belgium has had legal same-sex “marriage” since 2003, the law currently does not permit adoption by same-sex partners. In addition, a birth within a same-sex “marriage” does not impute affiliation, thus the same-sex spouse of the biological parent has no way to legally claim parental ‘rights’.

“Not only does the new proposed law undermine the traditional family at its core, but this also implies a complete disregard for the child’s right to a mother and a father,” stated march organizers, Comité Actie Gezin/Action Famille. “It further rejects the mounting evidence of the adverse psychological burden imposed to a child raised by same-sex parents. This endeavor is obviously not in the best interest of the child.”

Organizers of the march have the support of the Spanish Forum for the Family that was behind the March for the Family in Madrid that drew hundreds of thousands last June. “Considering the unprecedented manifestation for the family in Spain last June, the organizers of this march hope to also gather a large crowd to signal that legalization of same-sex adoption should not be propagated in Belgium or in other EU Member States,” the organizers said.

“You are invited to participate to the march for the family that will take place on September 10th 2005, at 2:30pm at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.” A website has been created for this purpose:

Comité Actie Gezin/Action Famille has also initiated an online petition available on their website to denounce the proposed legislation.